How to be more Confident about your ArtUpdating because im sure many more of you need this!How to be more Confident about your Art6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I think a lot of you needed to see this! I think all of us are at least a little unconfident about our artwork, and this little thing actually helped me a lot! Im not too unconfident but I can say im not bursting with confidence either. I hope this helps some of you!
Art Criticism: The Real DealHow many of you think of art criticism in a more or less negative way?Art Criticism: The Real Deal3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I read an incredible book by Terry Barrett called "Criticizing Art" for My Visual Cultures & Critical Practice class in my senior year of college. This author and the class has enlightened my view of what art criticism is and the components of it. And I'm posting this here on dA to share it with you.
This community is part of the bigger Art World, believe it or not. And every person who posts a comment on an artwork is practicing a form of art criticism. You don't have to be some snobby Art Historian from New York to be an Art Critic. Critics come from many different backgrounds- poets, musicians, historians, artists and everyday people- using what they write about to add to communicate what is "likeable" to the community. Critics are what drive the popularity of artwork- which essentially drives the interest in the communities they work in as a whole.
So here are some REAL Art Wor
How to get rid of ART BLOCKSHey guys!! I've had this question a lot so I thought I'd take the time and answer it for everyone. This is what works for me the best, how do you guys do it?How to get rid of ART BLOCKS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok. Now stop it's really annoying.1 pic posted. 3 comments: She looks like... She reminds me... It's SO annoying to read this all the time. I'm sorry but sometimes I wish my viewers had imagination. PLEASE READ THE LIMK BELOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I REALLY MEAN/FEEL. Thanks a lot <3Ok. Now stop it's really annoying.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
>> http://monkeyelbow.tumblr.com/post/41619371312/kaoruokino-mistytang-sometimes-i-like-to If you look at my journal I've never said I was feeling insulted. I'm bored, I've just said that it annoys me. Don't transform everything Then, if your only goal in life is to be popular on DA, well it's sad. I appreciate every critique. It's just that for me, this kind of comment is not a critique but just something said without any true reflection in the end O_o I've read them for 10 years. I think I've won the right to be annoyed one evening in my life.
Valentines Contest! With Rules!:iconheartdanceplz::iconsweetheartplz::iconredheartsplz::iconblueroseplz::iconvalentineplz:Valentines Contest! With Rules!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WRITE IN THE DESCRIPTION THAT YOUR ART IS FOR THE CONTEST!! THAT WOULD HELP A LOT!!
OKAY We're doing a contest! AND THE FINAL IS FEBRUARY 15th (add an extra day for you procrastinators).
This will be top journal for until the contest ends so sorry everyone for pushing everyone's personal journals down, but this is a group event.
Also, I'm willing to chuck in 30 (darn thats from our super group savings...) for first place and a llama.
RULES: Theme: Giving and Love EDITED
1. All art must be made from 1/7/13 onwards.
2. Must include something about the theme.
3. Only one submission into the Contest folder.
4. Non members can't join...
5. ...but spreading the word would be nice!
6. People giving prizes can still enter... just if you win with your prize, you won't be doing anyth
RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTSIt has been one tough ride deciding the winner out of all the wonderful, imaginative, creative, story telling wonderful wonderful pieces. You can see all the entries here >> http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/41448679RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Moth and the Flame page 8......and the rest of the comic will be released on my twitter first. Hooray! You can be the first to see them on twitter! Come and follow me here!!: https://twitter.com/StressedJenny StressedJenny.Moth and the Flame page 8...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope to see you there and thank you!!
Look at me being all computer-ee.
ProjectPorkchop Vol322:iconfaasnu:ProjectPorkchop Vol3222 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Witch Concept 1 by TobyFoxArtWitch Concept 2 by TobyFoxArt
+Splash of Colors feature+Feature+Splash of Colors feature+3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I'm back for the feature... oh my, I wasn't here for almost 2 weeks Sorry cuz of that, but I have to make ton of stuff for college, so I probably won't be here that much in next upcoming weeks. So I hope you can also wait for my new stuff which I draw (a little slowly...I paused process cuz of school ).
But I also have great news for you. One of my newest drawings which I still draw, I record. So soon you'll be able to see on our YouTube account whole process how I draw my paintings. From sketch till finished piece. But I guess I'll have to post it in few parts (cuz I already draw it more than 14 hours and I just started ).
And here is the feature. I featured some amazing character and environment pieces by great artists all around dA. If you like these works, then fav them... and you can also fav this article and help these artists, so they can get more attention. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this feature
The Textures Feature Vol. IIHi everyone!The Textures Feature Vol. II2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, thank you for over 500 watchers! Can't really imagine that there's so many people who like what I do - but I am more than thankful for that. Also, thanks to the people who made donations in order to support my work here. When I opened that donation pool, I didn't think that there would be donations any time soon. But you surprised me and I don't really know how you thank you for that. Well, except saying thank you! It's a huge motivation for me to carry on with what I do. Now I hope this journal will be a small motivation for the artists featured here, too. Hope you will continue making amazing art!
Digital Art Masters 8... tutorial. And trad. worksDigital Art Masters: Volume 8Digital Art Masters 8... tutorial. And trad. works2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm honoured that I can announce that my work DUALITY is included in Digital Art Masters: Volume 8 book by 3dtotal. There you can read full and very detailed tutorial how I made my painting. From beginning till the end. From sketch and what color variations I had. In the book you can also find my other paintings A Place We Call Home and Fire Souls. You can see and buy this book here. Previews from my tutorial you can see below (click on im
Faceup Stories[UPDATE 12 November]Faceup Stories4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just updated the journal entry with 3 new videos from YouTube
Here are all the videos so far:
Faceup Stories 09:
Faceup Stories 08:
Faceup Stories 07:
Faceup Stories Q&A 02:
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Faceup Stories 03
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LEGEND OF KORRA : BOOK 2 FIRST LOOK!The only animated series I'm anticipating besides Black Dynamite season 2!!!! Props to the gang at Nick/Studio Pierrot, etc. So good to see good, high quality 2D animated action on American TV again!LEGEND OF KORRA : BOOK 2 FIRST LOOK!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
More science!Hey everyone!More science!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please look at this image: http://i.imgur.com/de8MKUQ.jpg
And this second one: http://i.imgur.com/FYadSHk.jpg
Then please tell: Your age and gender and sexual preference, and which one you find the most attractive.
Maybe, if you're interested, also go into different kinds of attractiveness? Marriage material vs One night stand material?
ALSO what really interests me: What are your thoughts on society's image of the male body? The public discussion is always about female bodies and how their perception is too unrealistic, but some would for example argue that a male fitness model has to work a lot harder than a female one (and is much further away from an 'average' body). Do you think young males are equally impressible and misled about their bodies as young females? If so or not so, why? What about body hair? Also, what are your thoughts on whether or not sexual preference influences your preferred bodytype? Would gay men prefer other bodies than straight women? How much
Worthy of death in 30 seconds to 1 billion peopleAfter my last journal, multiple people have told me that I hate religious people and religions. First, I'd like to contend the charge of hate. "Hatred (or hate) is a deep and emotional extreme dislike that can be directed against individuals, entities, objects or ideas." My strong dislike for faith is not emotional in nature. I have good reasons for holding the opinions I hold. Unquestionably believing things which are not falsifiable is a recipe for disaster.Worthy of death in 30 seconds to 1 billion people3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But don't I select the absolute WORST of the religious folk for my journals which represent a tiny minority? Most Christians and Muslims really don't beat their kids for not reading the Bible, or the Koran. That's obvious true, but entirely besides the point.
My argument has always been that the majority of moderates who self-identify as members of certain religions are good not because of their religion, but in large part despite it. The majority of modern Christians would be stoned to death in the days of the Old Testament, or
Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)This is the real, first chapter of the new book, that has yet to be released, The House of Hades.Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
GodI believe in God. Here's why.God3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I understand the universe and life to be the product of three fundamentals.
Mass, energy, information.
That's nature. More than ever, in our Information Age we should understand how these three interact.
'No God' basically asserts that information arose out of mass and energy.
Just do the math and look at reality. It doesn't seem to add up.
It seems to make more sense that information and energy came first, then mass. Of the three, mass appears to be the most fabricated. Energy organized into division upon division and well packaged boundaries. Remember information is neither energy or mass.
An example of how information interacts with mass is a computer file.
No matter how big the file is, the mass of your computer remains the same.
That file could be transferred to print on paper, a CD or your ipad. The information is identical, but the platforms change. The mass is just the medium that carries the information.
Commissions!!!Greetings!Commissions!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally I decided to offer commissions.
I will begin by offering characters without a background (or creatures, beings etc, but in units of 1),
something I can do in reasonable time and with good results.
Here are some examples.
As you know, there are conditions about what kind of work
I can do, what is the process and what is the price.
Those interested please can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
to know details.
S T A T U S:
Finished art for :iconMihoshiK:
Shit Cosplayers SayJust in time to write my last image journal entry before the day as a subscriber ends (LIKE TODAY)Shit Cosplayers Say4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Kanasaiii and I had became fans of Shit Girls Say when it debuted, since then, it turned into this giant internet meme where people made countless videos that label 'Shit ______ Say'.
So as cosplayers, we decided to contribute one: Shit Cosplayers Say
We have more content but ran out of time, these were everything filmed in one day. Our gifted actress was very game on everything we asked her to, including looking ugly and changing her clothes for each scene.
Please leave a comment to share your cosplayer experiences over at the video. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making!
kazex & elpheal
Best of frenchconnexion #10Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles, MessieursBest of frenchconnexion #104 years ago in Personal More Like This
Vous avez été une fois encore nombreux à participer et je vous en remercie.
Je vous demanderai de cliquer sur le petit cur afin que la new soit vue par davantage de personnes.
Les uvres seront classées par type de médias.
Nous prenons également vos idées de thèmes en compte alors n'hésitez pas.
Je vous laisse contempler les uvres de ce best of, les commentés ,les .
Ajout par le staff
Sweet Poison Queen by Gudulett-eConstellation by PezZcado
Ernest2 by PonchounetteRose - B. Piper by Alea-LefevrePeaceful Moment by Pakoune
Corona by GetsuartMartini Bambi by PapaNinjaInSiGht by DiSmeCha
WoW - Of blood and magic by SunPulse Battle Nymph outfit by Getsuartaffiche pesadilla by ptitvinc
--crossing-- by merry-zazoueZombie Day 5 bis by kyungjin74Deer God by Pikshii
... the anatomy of Halloween by grelin-machinCastlevania by parigraf:thumb
Artist's Toolbox: Acid Dyeing (Shibori)Artist's ToolboxArtist's Toolbox: Acid Dyeing (Shibori)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Shibori is an ancient technique which essentially refers to dyeing and shaping fabric with a multitude of techniques involving "resists" - basically tying, stitching, capping, clamping, etc. the fabric, to allow dye to get only to particular areas of the fiber. Although shibori is not only done with acid dyes, I use acid dyes in my shibori work, so that's what I'll be talking about in this article! Hope you enjoy!
The process of acid dyeing silks and wool can yield beautiful results, but it can be tricky to figure out exactly how to get a particular 'pattern' with dye due to it's rather spontaneous nature. For some, letting the dye do as it pleases will produce their favorite results, but there are times when we need to restrict the dye at least a little bit. In order to do either of these types of dyeing, tools are a necessity!
A stitched 'pattern' on silk noil, called 'mokume
ART CONTEST!LEART CONTEST!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
lame AWESOME CONTEST TIME!
*sniffles* I always wanted to do this :iconhappytearsplz:
Well this is my first ever art contest and so I wish to give myself a pat on the back!
This contest is about drawing my OC Mikka.
Info and Rules
You are artistically free to draw her in any way or any style you want.
You can change her clothes if you want but not her hair style, color or the color of her eyes.
She can be in either one of her two forms. (normal, dragon)
The drawing can be digital, traditional, pixel, chibi, full body, thigh-up and all that jazz ^w^
A background isn't necessary (as I know they can be tricky OTL) but it will definitely give you more points! >;3
You can also draw her with my other OCs (also not a necessity but it will give you more points XD)
I don't want unfinished works or sketches >3>
ReligiousThis is how I would define what it means to be religious.Religious3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To be religious is to adhere to the morals, ethics, and practices as defined by your belief systems and values.
A bodybuilder values the visual aesthetic of lean muscle mass on an accentuated frame,
therefore he trains and diets religiously.
The degree to which he trains and diets religiously, and studies to understand the effective methods required to get results, is in proportion to the degree his physical goals are a priority in his life.
If you believe something and value something strong enough that you put it into practice, then you could consider yourself religious.
I don't think there is anything wrong with being religious. In fact I think some atheists are religious, and I think there are people who profess Christianity that are anything but religious!
What is typically happening with the religious person is that this conviction or passion is driving his/her actions to put something into practice.
Some people have the b